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on. >> default, get it over with. >> we came up celebrating great britain. but next, a new book at how britain played a crucial role in the american civil war. stay with us. we'll have that with more "morning joe." ♪♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ look at that car, well, it goes fast ♪ ♪ givin' my dad a heart attack ♪ [ friend ] that is so awesome. ♪ i love my car [ engine revving ] [ male announcer ] that first chevy, yea, it gets under your skin. ♪ >>> 40 past the hour. welcome back to "morning joe." joining us, award-winning historian and internationally best-selling author, amanda foreman. she's out now with a new book, "a world on fire." britain's crucial role in the american civil war. i love the back story. what a woman. today's woman. it took her ten years to write this book? >> ten years. she had five kids along the way. >> that's busy. >> that's impressive. >> to say the least. >> got in the book a tad bit. >> tell us about the book that has an amazing cast of characters. >> 197 characters, mostly men. system of the women are so great that they stand out. my favorite is th
-coverage or visit travelers.com. >>> the scandal shaking up the murdoch empire in britain has now reached this shores with some asking whether news corp's activity here in the united states should be scrutinized. today frank lautenberg submitted a letter to the attorney general where he wrote the limited information already reported in this case raises serious questions about the legality of the conduct of news corporation and its subsidiaries under the fcpa. he goes on to say further investigation may reveal that current reports only scratch the surface of the problems at news corporation. accordingly, i am request that doj and the s.e.c. examine these circumstances and determine whether u.s. laws have been violated. the senator's letter mirrors similar outrage from senator rockefeller from west virginia and senator robert menendez of new jersey and today brought news that murdoch abandoned his bid to take over british sky broadcasting. the question remains how much power should one media baron have. joining us now is stephanie gosk. the withdrawal to the bskyb bid is a blow to rupert mu
think the murdoch empire and great britain is coming down. if it leaps the atlantic to the united states, it's really big trouble. and i feel sorry for murdoch going up against the parliamentary committee because it's going to be very, very tough on him. i don't know if he had anything to do with it. but this is aucwfully high up, joe. it's reached to murdoch's son and the prime minister's office in great britain. this is going to metastasize. >> you hear all of the talk in the press about the murdoches, the murdoches, the murdoches. they don't run the company by themselves. there is a board. and at some point, they're going to tell the murdochs this type of dynasty did not work in egypt. it's not going to work in news corp. you're going to have to step down. and i suspect that you're going to see -- i agree with pat. i don't see how the murdoch family survives this. i don't see how the sons take over the empire. this keeps exploding oochlgt. >> -- exploding. >> a couple of things, the brand has been damaged irreparably already, whatever comes across the states here and the department of
's expected to last. >>> an end of the world, a massive phone hacking scandal shuts down one of britain's most popular tabloids. new reports indicates the phones of some 9/11 victims were targeted. the latest on the growing controversy "early" this monday morning, july 11th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> big sports news this weekend. >> huge. >> you had to seeing it, everybody is talking about it. women's world cup soccer, after one of the most thrilling girls in the history of soccer, penalty kicks, ally krieger. tied up. everyone saying lights out, it's over, they're going over. they tie it up, shoot-out they take it 5-2 over brazil and now in the semifinals. >> they're going to meet france on twewednesday. just fantastic to watch. i love watching the players, how excited they are. brazil no joke when it comes to soccer. >> 12 years to the day after brandy chastain the shirt -- you remember that. >> i do. i do. >>> first we want to touch on yes, the debt ceiling. starting to so
expected to last. >>> and end of "the world." massive phone hacking scandal shuts down one of britain's tabloids. and now allegations that the victims of 9/11 were targeted. we'll get more on the controversy on this early monday we'll get more on the controversy on this early monday morning, july 11, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>d mo >>> good morning. welcome to the "early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> big sports news this morning. >> huge. >> you had to see it. everybody is talking about it. women's world cup soccer, after one of the most thrilling goals in the history of soccer, male or female. ali creager here. >> they tie it up. >> at that point, everyone is saying to themselves, lights out. it's over. then it comes to the shootout. they take it 5-3 over brazil. now they're in the semi finals. >> they'll meet france on wednesday. just fantastic to watch. i love watching the players, how excited they are. no joke, of course, when it comes to soccer. >> this came 12 years to the day after they won the world cup. >> is that when that
thank you and good-bye from britain's best-selling tabloid, the latest fallout from the phone hacking scandal on "morning joe." somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> 47 past the hour. after weeks of controversy, resignations and arrests, britain's "news of the world" published its last issue on sunday. it comes as its rooival, "the mirror," claims today that a new york police officer asked for voice mails of 9/11 victims. stephanie gosk reports on the "news of the world's" demise and its final day. >> with the ink barely dry on the final edition of news of the world, 80-year-old media baron rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to do damage control. on display, his unqualified support of melissa brooks. smiles for
, there might be a lot of fire. >> they responded this morning to great britain. they responded by obviously the closure of the -- >> yeah, obviously. >> they responded. >> but now the times. >> they responded in great britain too. i think their fear -- and i think it's a legitimate fear, growing, increasing fear with each and every passing day does jump the pond. does this come here? >> does this come to america? >> yeah. >> they put out a statement this morning that was very unnews corp. like saying they're concerned about the allegations of gordon brown and they're pursuing him and that's the game. so there's no -- these are outrageous, outlandish. >> "new york times" says the murdoch family is in a bunker according to one person close to the company. >> wow. >> hunker down. >> so that's the next question. i'm sure it's out on the websites. wanting to investigate american companyings. >> "new york post," fox news. >> yeah. >> sure they're -- yeah. >> let's get to sports. >> all right. let's do a little sports, shall we? no baseball last night. it's the all-star break, but they did have th
have been hacked. in britain today, the prime minister david cameron was forced to depend b himself in this exploding scandal during a very contentious session of parliament. our senior international correspondent dan rivers is in london. >> wolf, from the committee rum where rupert murdoch was grilled to the main chamber in the house of commons, the phone hacking story continues. there was a debate in which the prime minister david cameron faced a barrage of questions about his hiring of andy callson, tcallso coulson. >> the pattern of events suggests that the prime minister and those around him made every effort not to hear the facts. in the last week, we have become aware of five opportunities for the prime minister or his staff to have acted on specific information that would have surely led him to change his mind about mr. coulson, all were declined. >> but the prime minister insisted that he did everything he could. >> the ininquiry should consider not just the relationship between the press, police and politicians but their individual conduct, too. and we also made clear the
's a newspaper that's existed for 168 years. no more. >> and the law on this in britain? >> oh, it's a criminal offense. but what's worse is it's now emerged that they had fiscal financial relationships with serving police officers, so, for example, one individual, a member of parliament was discovered to be meeting men at a particular place in south london near where i used to live, but what happened was he would be arrested by a police officer and within five minutes a "news of the world" journalist and photographer was on site. and able to take the pictures. >> what is the jeopardy for murdoch at this stage personally? >> today, his shares lost about $3 billion. the biggest problem for murdoch -- >> if he can found to have known about any of this -- because owners of these newspapers, when they read them and see gold in there, they call up and say hey, how did you get that? >> he has said he knew absolutely nothing about any of this. if it's possible that he or his son, james murdoch, knew and were involved -- and remember, james murdoch was asked by a house of commons committee about whethe
on the part of his enemies to tear down the entire murdock empire in britain and the united states. this is going to go a long way. >> did he give them the rope to do that? >> i don't know if he did. somebody did a lot of things wrong. evil was done, but there are people who seize upon those acts who have other agendas and other games. >> willie, it's expanding fast. 4,000 people hacked. >> it's a matter of time before the investigation here starts. senator rockefeller is going to look into it. he's going to look under a lot of stones that may cause scurrying here in the states. >> no doubt. >>> new democratic fund raising numbers released. it's one of the top stories. also ahead, we are going to talk with dr. brzezinski and governor john. bill. >>> yesterday was the hottest day of the summer in many locations. as a whole, the hottest day. it was 102 in st. louis yesterday. 97 in d.c. roll lie hit 100. some of the cooler air is working its way in. it's less humid. it's not going to be that chilly, just less humid. the exceptions from oklahoma city to dallas, memphis to atlanta thro
. >>> new developments on britain's phone hacking scandal involving a top-selling tabloid. >>> that plus business before the bell when "morning joe" returns. [ grunts ] [ male announcer ] built like a volkswagen. the 2011 tiguan. [ grunts ] [ jim ] i need to push out a software upgrade. build a new app for the sales team in beijing. and convince the c.e.o. his email will find him... wherever he is. i need to see my family while they're still awake. [ male announcer ] with global services from dell, jim can address his company's i.t. needs through custom built applications, cloud solutions and ongoing support in over 100 countries. so his company sees results. and jim sees his family. dell. the power to do more. ♪ >>> making the front pages of the british newspaper s today, hacking scandal involving one of their own. david cameron is calling for an investigation into news corp. police believe the widows of iraq war victims were targeted by one of the company's tabloids, the news of the world. this comes after allegations that the news of the world hacked into the cell phone of a 13-year
. siemens. answers. >>> another blockbuster headline today in great britain's tabloid hacking scandal. the media barren rupert murdoch and his top deputies summoned before parliament next week. today a top police official said that it's highly possible that officials sold secrets to murdoch's newspapers. >> reporter: the multifaceted phone hacking scandal is suddenly focused on current and former police officers at london's scotland yard. called before plig politicians answer accusations of systemic incompetence and their answers are telling. >> we know that, there always will be. >> reporter: so who did take bribes? among those questioned, former police officer andy hayman who now writes for "news international." ironic that he led a criticized investigation against the company for phone hacking in 2006. >> while a police officer, did you ever receive payment from any news -- >> good god! absolutely not. i can't believe you suggested that. >> lots of people -- >> come on. absolutely no way. i can say to you -- >> mr. hayman -- >> no, come on, chairman, that's not fair. >> the police
, would be to look at country that is have been doing that already. britain is a terrific example. the government there has been cutting spending very, very sharply, and the result in the short term has been extreme contraction of the economy. >> but if you buy the paul krugman analysis, do you also agree with his point that this whole mess -- i can't think of a better word -- this whole mess has been portrayed as a bunch of immature, squabbling narrow minded politicians who can't get in the room and agree when the alternative analysis and certainly one krugman embraces, is it's the republicans and particularly the tea party faction that has been intransigent, has said no to trillions in spending cuts and the democrats and obama have moved quite a ways towards the gop position? >> i think that conclusion, that actually the terms of the debate have shifted far to the right is objectively the case. what's interesting to me, and we already saw it on the front page of "the new york times" today and this was alluded to in your panel, people are now saying, okay, in the post mortem phas
't count on five fingers the number of politicians who would stand up to rupert murdoch in britain because every single one of them was frightened of his influence. >> of course, gordon brown's little boy frazier is doing very well but it was at birth that that information came out. i want to ask you about your own child. you had an experience that was rather startling and in retrospect it does appear to have a sinister possibility. >> in 1995, i guess, i rose to a certain level of prominence because i interviewed the late princess diana. >> a lot of prominence, let me tell you. internationally. globally. >> in '96, march 16th, our third child elijah was born and she was -- in the process of being born, she swallowed some fluid and she had problems with her breathing. so she was put in a special baby care unit. two days after she was born, a nurse told us, my wife i should say is both a nurse and was a midwife at the very hospital where our daughter was born, so one of the nurses told us that two journalists from "the sun" tried to get access to the special care baby unit. now, nobody beyo
. another shocker from the now defunct british tabloid, the "news of the world." britain's "daily mirror" reports that "news of the world" journalists tried to hack the phone records of 9/11 victims, and the scandal is now jeopardizing rupert murdoch'sed by to buy bskyb. >>> a brutal weekend in mexico as violence between rival drug gangs kills at least 40 people in the last 36 hours. the violence included ten bodies found decapitated in northern mexico. more than 40,000 have died as a part of drug violence in mexico in the last five years. i'll repeat that number -- more than 40,000 have died. >>> as the crew of the space shuttle "atlantis" gets to work in space today, some good news from the ground. nasa says it is no longer concerned about a piece of space junk due to fly by the international space station tomorrow. >>> new defense secretary leon panetta spent the weekend in war zones, first meeting with president karzai, and then avoiding insurgent rockets in iraq, where today he is meeting with iraqi officials about the fate of u.s. troops scheduled to leave that country by the end o
would think is illegal. >> that's pretty heinous. and, in fact, it's a huge political issue in britain right now. i think the parents of milly dowler are going to meet with david cameron later this week. >> do these behaviors you describe, does one lead to another? in other words, does paying for photographs and licensing lead to eventually thinking it's okay to hack or was there an absolute line that was crossed? >> well, i mean, if hacking of, you know, politicians might have been a gateway drug as it were to hacking murder victims, and -- i mean, it seems like all bets are off in the uk. there was nothing they wouldn't do. >> for the staffers point of view, i was reading a couple articles, you know, many of them said look, we didn't -- there were a lot of good people here that didn't have anything to do with it and we're out of work now and they're very insensitive that it woman who oversaw the paper rebekah brooks has hung on and has the support of the head honcho rupert murdoch and they're very upset about that. how is its person in charge was able to keep -- her hand in it, keep
will it be, as far as i know. the scandal unfolding in great britain right now is interesting. it is upsetting to the extent that people had their personal voice mails listened to end in some cases the leaded. that is over the top. on the other hand, i have to say that a lot of the outrage seems politically motivated. virtually everyone in the press is liberal and they hate him because he is conservative. he is also resented for taking over a lot of companies. i would say that the violations of privacy that apparently took place, as a libertarian i am upset by that, pale in comparison to the ones that take place every day conducted by the u.s. government. who can look into your e-mail, telephone conversations, checking accounts, and no one says anything about it because it is done under the federal rubric of the war on terror. the rest of us sit by and allow it. we should not. if you are offended by what happens in great britain, you ought to be every bit or more offended by your government, which you are paying for, against your will in some cases, is doing the same thing. ho
america and britain is this, that the tightness of the establishment in britain is just -- it's just such a different thing. i lived and worked in london for a number of years and people here can't really get their head around what a small incestuous world it is. a much smaller world where a small city runs, media, all went to one of two colleges and everybody knows each other. in this case, the complicity of the establishment, the political establishment, the journalistic establishment, the law enforcement establishment, hoe they are all in one way or another were in on this is in some ways the bigger story than murdoch himself. it was the culture that created this entire environment. >> exactly. >> chuck, another "time" article. "conspiracy of two." >> we got the wrong guy. >> oh, it's cantor now. >> actually, he's on the other side. >> exactly. so let's talk about what's going on on capitol hill. they're back and forth. we've been saying here, republicans need to step forward with a deal. at the same time, the democrats haven't put a budget together. this is a mess. how does it ge
. the 27-year-old's publicist and friend tells britain's "the sun" newspaper, winehouse died alone in her bed. many are speculating her death is connected to her well chronicled substance abuse. mementos from mourners continue to pile up outside her london apartment. >>> a string of suspicious fires in california over the weekend. police are searching for an arsonist they believe set as many as 18 fires in north hollywood. the fires began in cars and spread to nearby buildings. police say no one has been hurt. >>> by the laws of the state of new york, i now pronounce you married. you may seal your vows with a kiss. >> and the wedding bells ringing nonstop since same-sex couples could legally marry in new york state. you're looking at the first couple to marry in new york city. phyllis and connie. they tied the knot at city clerk's office as a crowd of onlookers cheered. >> it was just so amazing. it's the only way i can describe it. i lost my breath and a few tears. it's indescribable. >> a handful of protesters gathered across the state claiming governor cuomo redefine marriage without g
the government is ignoring is the fact that our power grid is ready to go down in 10 years or less. great britain is out one year or less. if that power system goes down, those systems you have built up will not be able to operate. people will lose food. stores will lose food. restaurants will lose food. this happened in world war ii when hitler was in power. they rationed power at 3 days a week. you could not keep food in your refrigerator to last. it is my understanding it would take $1 billion to correct this problem. think of the job creation it would create. guest: great point. there are probably a lot of projects like that to be addressed. the first thing is we have to get a pathway to balance. if we do not do that, we do not have money to do anything. your point is to have congress did into the issues, determine priorities. then let them determine the spending that needs to take place for long-term sustainability of our economy, services, and country. host: bruce cook, the tea party has increased your ideas. guest: we are bipartisan. tosuppaccept anyone who wants support this. i was at a b
at least seven others. outrage from britain over this video shown on libyan state television. it was taken at a pro gadhafi rally. the man in the wheelchair is a man convicted in the 1988 bombing of pan am flight 103 over lockerbie, scotland. he was released from a scott turn prison in 2009 on compassionate grounds when doctors said he didn't have long to live. today that medical advice was called "worthless "and his release a great mistake. the recently merged continental and united airlines had to cancel so many flights today because of so many pilots calling in sick. the mysterious epidemic comes as contract negotiations with the pilots union drags on. jeopardy host alex trebek was hurt while chasing a burglar out of his san francisco hotel room. he ruptured his achilles tendon while trying to catch the cull print. lucinda moyers is charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. do you know how old alex trebek is? >> no. how old? >> 71. >> that old? really? he looks great. >> well, he's a crime-fighting dude. >> i can't say the same for the mug shot of that woman. >> looks like li
britain's best selling sunday paper because of a phone hacking scandal. message on the paper's website read "this newspaper is truly sorry." allegation surfaced that the paper's pleas hacked in voice mail and paid police for information. news corp. is also the parent company of fox news channel. >>> it is the last day in america for the royal newlyweds. they have another very busy one. duke and duchess of cambridge are making time for the arts. william and kathryn will visit inner city arts, program in the heart of los angeles that provides arts education for at-risk kids. after that, the royal cup will head to a job fair for service members that aim to help find work for troops returning to civilian life. last night they attended a hollywood fundraiser and prescription william put on his polo gear and scored four goals in a charity polo match in santa barbara. >>> a strong earthquake jolted japan but luckily a tsunami warning has been canceled. the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit near the city of "fox news sundayof sendai.but no damage w. the nuclear plant was danieled in the earlier qua
of international prominence was after the war with great britain, the war of 1812, people in the united states said, yeah, we have been at war, but we helped some bankers, we are still going to pay the money. they reassured the world even though there had been a war they are still going to stand good for their debts. and that's when people stood up and took notice and said that's a country to watch. a country of integrity. that's what we are -- still need to be. >> i'm going to do one more question and wrap it up. >> you mentioned, you joked about greece. are you truly worried that if august 2 comes and goes and there is no agreement, that the global markets will not violently react to what the congress and the white house have refused to do? and on the second question, another global concern, this is a very different issue, that senator rockefeller brought it last night, is this notion of phone hacking and what's happening a lot with news corporations overseas and whether or not there is a violation of u.s. law. do you have a reaction to that as well? >> i'm just starting to watch that scandal on
you elaborate on that? >> in great britain a few years ago, they undertook a social security reform and they actually had a white paper study on what they should do. they concluded that it would be useful to try to increase private savings at the same time as they did social security reform. it increased benefits in the public system, but even there, they decided that was not enough. to really help people, we really needed to build the private pension savings. if you look at the private pension system, it covers fairly poorly most of the population. i have not quite updated it, but it says that for 75% of people that retire, social security and medicare is in excess of all of their private assets. we have a larger extent of the population dependent upon social security and medicare. how do we deal with it? one way we do what it is be tried to increase some of those cash benefits for lower and moderate income people. from the middle-income people, i do not think we can get thereby adding to a system that is out of balance. we need to recognize that private retirement system is not do
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